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How to Find the Perfect Rental Property for You

System - Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Your home is where you spend the majority of your time, so you’ve got to find somewhere you love being. When renting, there are a variety of aspects to consider. First, you have to evaluate your needs. Then, start your search. Finally, be ready to attend some showings. Once all these things are completed, you’re ready to move into your dream rental! 

Step 1: Classify your Needs

To start your rental journey, you must list everything you need in a property. This means finding the area you want to live in, determining how many bedrooms and bathrooms you want, and your desired move in date. It also means evaluating all the other features you want in a home. This could range from needing a fence for your pup to wanting a kitchen island for all your baking adventures. Reflect on your lifestyle and write down any home features that would make your life easier. Once you have a good idea of your needs, wants, and desires for your rental property, it’s time to start the search.

Step 2: Head to the internet

The internet is your best resource when finding available properties. Websites like Zumper and Facebook Marketplace make finding the right property easy. Likewise, property management company websites post all their available properties with an abundance of information on each one. A great feature for searching rental properties online is that you can search by number of bedrooms, price, availability date, and more. Once you’ve found a variety of properties you like, it’s time for step 3. 

Step 3: Tour, tour, tour

Seeing the property online gives you a good idea of what the property will look like, but touring the property should seal the deal. With COVID-19, showings look a bit different now. The best way to find out how to tour a property is to contact the property management company for their showing procedure. Once you have the showing scheduled, show up prepared with any questions you may have about the property. After the showing, you can apply online. Then you just sit back and relax while you wait to hear your application status. 

Following these three steps ensures success in finding the right rental property for you!